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Category: Online Teaching

Guest Posts

Build A Solid Foundation Before You Dive Into Online Teaching

Many people dream of switching their work online. While the benefits are definitely worth it (flexibility, no nagging boss or endless and pointless meetings, unlimited earning potential – among many things), a lot of people doubt whether or not they’ll be able to make it as a teacherpreneur. Do you know of one sure way…

Interviews

Jennifer Nascimento: “Forget those boring textbooks!”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply write down and ...
Guest Posts

Online Teachers: What are You Selling?

For Nike, it’s not just the shoe’s features that sell the shoe. (Source) Sales. That word you hated the moment your girlfriend began selling Avon, and you suddenly ran out of things to talk about unless you talked about cosmetics (Avon cosmetics, that is). The very reason you chose Humanities is so you would never…

Guest Posts

Why Failing is Good for Online Teachers

Nobody likes failing. Whenever I think of some epic stories of failure I am reminded of the Wright Brothers attempting to launch the “Wright Flyer” for the first time in December of 1903. In my imagination I see a crowd of people gathered to see what was about to happen. Everyone is anxious. Here it…

Interviews

Kirsty: “It’s important for trainers and course providers to gain credibility by building an online presence”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply write down and ...
Guest Posts

How to Create Your Own Mission Statement as an Online Teacher

If you are already reading this article or felt a tingle of recognition or awareness upon spotting the blog title, then you already know that teaching is not a job, it’s a mission. You’ll be doing it every day for the rest of your life, so it IS your life. When you are asking yourself…

Guest Posts

Creativity And New Technologies In The Foreign Language Classroom: A Practical Case

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” – Socrates In his book Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative Sir Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of developing original ideas that have value.” In his opinion, to be creative means to play with ideas. Enjoyment and the…

Interviews

Diane Gantenhammer: I am fortunate to say that my dream has come true.

My name is Diane, and I am the Founder of teacherdiane.com, a website providing personalized English lessons on Skype, grammar games, and an English language blog. After a few years spent teaching English, I launched my website in January of 2013, ...
Interviews

Rachel Boyce: Technology has enabled me to interact with my students like never before

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply write down and ...
Guest Posts

How to Advertise as an Independent Tutor

After LearnOutLive’s recent article on the pitfalls of being an online teacher highlighted just a small part of the challenges faced by teachers who choose to go for unconventional methods, I started thinking about independent teaching. Being a tutor, a teacher and an instructor is in every human’s hardware just as much as being a learner is…

Online Business

3 Reasons Why Online Teachers Fail

Online teaching is still a mystery to many people. How does it work? What are the requirements? Does it pay the bills? Where to start? There are many websites that promise online teachers a quick and effortless start. I’ve found, however, that making yourself independent from the beginning — if harder at first — pays…